• INFp The Lyricist Profile by Gulenko

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    Intuitive Ethical Introvert: The Lyricist

    General description

    Romantic dreamer and visionary. Curious: not indifferent to anything that is novel, unusual, and fascinating. Leaves an impression by his unexpected, sometimes extravagant behavior and statements. Has a refined sense of humor. Knows how to comfort a person, how to uplift the mood.

    Emotive and charming; may smile even when he is saying something unpleasant. Insistent in his requests when he is strongly motivated. Knows how to pick a good moment to approach a person with his request. Freely manages his own time and that of others.

    Attentive to his own appearance and that of others, aware of its influence. If necessary, dresses elegantly even exquisitely. In a demobilized state complains of about his life and hardships. Likes when he is looked after, when someone is attentive to his worries. Finds it difficult to give up comfort that he has grown accustomed to.

    Without strong directives becomes disorganized and demobilized. Cannot focus his attention on a task for lengthy periods of time. In handling money uneconomical and careless: may spend a large sum money on something "for the heart and soul". May give promises that he hasn't considered well. Entertains himself to drown out disturbing premonitions.

    Detailed description

    In his behavior the IEI is guided by his intuitive presentiments. Due to this quality he is capable of surviving in the most difficult situations. He quickly distinguishes falsehood, hypocrisy, artifice, degradation. Often acts as if he has time to spare and puts off much until tomorrow. Inclined to optimism, believes in a bright future. Pictures and visions that the IEI creates in his mind are usually much more attractive to him than everyday life proves to be. Can calm people down, instill hope and inspire them by telling of coming changes for the better. In conversation, dislikes highlighting mistakes of the past.

    The IEI is well versed in nuances and ways of emotional life. He is able to discern when a person is in a good mood to turn to them with a request, therefore it can be difficult to turn him down. Graciously responds to the humor in life. Tells jokes and anecdotes, acts in jest, prods those close to him, evoking positive emotions in different ways. Sensitively responds to fights between people who are close to him. Seeks reconciliation, readily agrees to compromise. Will willingly sacrifice himself to settle conflicts. Internally troubled. Experiences a lot, but hides his agitation and poor mood behind a soft smile.

    Invests effort to look after his appearance. Knows how to dress in style and good taste. His graceful, aesthetic movements are pleasing to the eye. Flexible and adaptable. Does not impose himself on anybody. Instead, put in the effort to adjust to the habits and tastes of people around him. Sometimes complains about his health, poor care, indifference; however, in extreme situations will pull himself together and suppresses his pains. In a comfortable environment around familiar acquaintances he gains confidence and strength. In such situations may even allow himself to issue orders.

    The IEI is not inclined to save up money and keep strict track of his finances. May spend substantial sums on aesthetically pleasing, from his point of view, items that aren't always useful. If he falls into financial difficulties, he knows whom to turn to for help or finds something that he can sell. In long-term relations does not forget to take into account pragmatic considerations. Poorly related to those who force him to work at an unusual and uncomfortable for him pace and rhythm. Hopes for leniency, indulgences, "smoke breaks" at work.

    Gets along with people who are sure of themselves, strong and determined. However, does not allow his relationships to turn into despotism - in such cases IEI will openly declare the stupidity and primitiveness of blunt force. Has a good sense of which kind of force to apply to achieve his goals. Resorts to forceful methods himself only when he feels a physical threat to himself or his loved ones. If he is in a constant state of discomfort, begins to behave provocatively, rudely, and aggressively; does it to hide his soft nature. In absence of strong leadership, the IEI becomes relaxed and disorganized to the point of carelessness. It is easy to knock him off the right track, to tempt him with something that promises pleasant impressions. He easily acquires bad habits, getting rid of which will require a lot of effort.

    When there is no clarity and the situation is ambiguous, IEI's mood spoils, he feels lost and confused. Chaos, disorganization, lack of support plunge him into despair. He begins to act enthusiastically when he is relying on a thoughtful, logical plan aligned with a clear end goal in sight. In needs of various designs, schemes, and methods. In extreme situations, becomes cool and unemotional. His thoughts become clearer, and he finds it easier to undertake informed decisions. Dislikes strict, meticulous control. Constant firm discipline is not for him.

    Life values and ideals are one of IEI's weak points. He feels very worried if time passes, compromises and concessions become delayed, and still no resolution has been found. Intolerant of oppression, of leveling of his and others' abilities. Lives by the principle of non-interference into the internal world of the individual. Although can give valuable advice on unraveling of one's abilities if he is asked about this. Of his own abilities the IEI is usually very critical and often underestimates them. Afraid of being incompetent, not useful, unneeded. In need of compliments and encouragement. Good at choosing from available ideas the most promising one. Searches for an occupation that would correspond to his ideal of service to others.

    Supports his attitudes by actions. For those whom he loves, the IEI can do a lot. Adventurous and enterprising if he feels that he has the approval of others. Regularly performs his duties only on a team with established system of interpersonal relations. Warns that personal enmity and discord will lead to the collapse of the project. Tries to ensure that his professional relations are also accompanied by favorable informal ties. Contributes to a group a harmonious beginning. Persuading people, manages relations in a manner that to him seems most beneficial. Successfully refers to his acquaintances and uses personal charm.

    Manner of communication

    In interaction, a notable trait that allows to reliably identify a person belonging to this sociotype - is an apprehensive, somewhat shy smile, that appears when the IEI feels agitated, or when the conversation subject turns to him in his presence. He is curious about all that is unusual and original. Inclined to sweet chatter about all sorts of interesting trivialities. It's difficult to focus his attention on the essential things. Disrupts the general line of the conversation by suddenly asking off-topic questions. Likes listening to interesting or simply entertaining and funny stories, will recall funny episodes from his life. In conversation sometimes he wavers, becomes coquettish, delays with final answer, but has already decided on everything for himself. Inclined to give empty promises. Always finds excuses for his non-obligation, of the type: "I wanted to, but could not," "because of the circumstances," etc. Likes to talk about his impracticality. But with this he also can take up and finish commercial and business projects fairly well. Flexible and resourceful, this helps him to keep his position for a long time. Not a bad manager or leader, due to fact that he can usually pick reliable associates. Persuades, calms down people who are upset and confused, telling them that not all is lost, that everything is still ahead to come, and in the same key.

    Features of behavior

    Watching the IEI for some time, it is easy to notice the following particularity - a contrast between his behavior in public or unfamiliar company, and among familiars, including at home. In public the IEI always behaves gently and politely, not permitting himself any rudeness or disrespect. But in a circle of close friends he can sometimes behave uninhibitedly. Likes to fool around, to create unusual situations. Stirs people up to evoke positive emotions. At home can be moody, capricious, stubbornly gets his way, may put on tears, even provoke scandals. These emotional outbursts pass quickly, however, without hurting him very deeply. His emotions are very flexible, switching on and off consciously. In dealing with money, can be a spendthrift, cannot refuse himself in anything, going into debt if his own means are not enough. Loves beautiful, "salon" life, thus makes great demands. Inclined to marriages of convenience. Complains about his bad life and suffering. He likes to be cared for, to be healed and treated, for someone to listen to his complaints about poor state of health, etc. Accumulates complaints in himself, so that later with a good opportunity he can spills them out all at once.

    Recommendations for self-improvement

    Your forte is developed intuitive perception that allows you to learn from the mistakes of the past in order to ensure a better future. You envision the future in optimistic terms. You are imaginative and romantic in nature, enjoy beauty and art in life. Your creative nature does not tolerate banality and mediocrity. You bring elements of elegance and originality into anything.

    You are well versed in the attitudes of people, have a good sense of humor, know how to use it to improve your own mood and moods of others. You possess a rich inner world of diverse impressions and feelings, and you're very dependent on the nuances of your own inner states. You experience heightened, sublime emotions and tend to idealize people. You introduce aspects of celebration and sublimity into your surrounding world.

    Your main problem is that you find it difficult to regularly perform boring, everyday tasks of purely material or pragmatic nature. You are usually not economical with your finances and have difficulty with housekeeping. You find it difficult to resist the temptation to purchase beautiful things the cost of which may be beyond your budget. Be careful not to waste money on unnecessary trinkets: you are at risk to suffer financially.

    Show more restraint in spending as to not put yourself into a humiliating position when you'll have to find any ways to pay off debts, even sell your things. Don't become tempted by your lofty visions and illusions of "easy" life, while subordinating moral considerations to them and attempting to avoid "the daily grind". Let your sincere feelings guide you towards the right choice when you have to select between the material and the immaterial aspects of life.

    Your other problem is that you are not inclined to hide from others your frustrations and complains about your state. You can tire others with your complaining, make them distrust the sincerity of your sentiments. Refrain from making excessive demands of others and complaints about the lack of care in relation to you. To have the attention of others, try to temper some moodiness in your character.

    Be more generous and show active support for people. Try to earn good favor by diligence and hard work, and by active participation in common affairs. Refrain from giving empty promises. Do not spend your free time in dreams, barren emotional conversations, and analyzing secret anxieties. If you devote more of your time to some real concrete activities, your chances to succeed in life will increase significantly.

    See also:
    Wikisocion - IEI profiles
    IEI observations
    IEI in pictures
    Type examples in videos
    Socionics Type Tests
    Typing Questionnaire
    (including photos and/or a video in your questionnaire thread tends to increase the number of replies and accurate typings)